Books



Neglect in Reverse: A Review of Far Side of the Sea

By Shigé Clark

Eric Peters has a talent for calling to lost and discarded things—as anyone who loves his music can attest. Turns out that gift extends beyond his skill as a songwriter. His photo collection in the recent re-publication of Far Side of the Sea: A Photographic Memory reflects twenty-five years’ worth of wandering and watching for fragments of civilization that the rest of the world has forgotten. Here, he gathers them like cast-off scraps and builds them into something new.

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Join the Wingfeather Saga Launch Team

By The Rabbit Room

We are less than one month away from the release of brand-new hardcover editions of the Wingfeather Saga books! On March 10th, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness and North! Or Be Eaten will be released to the world, and we’re looking for readers who want to help spread the word. Read on for a couple of ways you can help us get these books into new hands.

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Every Moment Holy: Pocket Edition

By The Rabbit Room

Our hardcover Every Moment Holy is beautiful, but it’s not the best at road trips. That’s why we’ve made a new pocket edition for just a fraction of the price of the hardcover.

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Healing with Our Hands: A Review of Handle with Care

By Jen Rose Yokel

I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as a touchy-feely person. If you give me a 5 Love Languages test, physical affection just barely sneaks into the number three spot. I know I carry internalized messages for how to touch other people, from determining side hugs versus regular hugs to how many seats to leave between myself and strangers on public transportation. Marriage has done a lot to shrink my personal bubble, but if I’m honest, I haven’t always considered how meaningful touch can be when we avoid brushing against each other in a crowded world.

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Jack and his Brother: A Review of Finding Narnia

By Carolyn Leiloglou

If you’re reading this, I think it’s safe to assume you love C. S. Lewis and are familiar with at least some of his work, if not his life. Perhaps you are also an artist of some kind, and you long for that Inkling-like fellowship with other artists that Lewis and Tolkien seemed to have enjoyed and that many of us find at Hutchmoot. But what we don’t often consider is that one of Lewis’s primary relationships was not with another artist but with his very practically-minded brother.

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Fin’s Revolution Bonus Episode: Behind the Book (Part II)

By Pete Peterson

Why am I writing about orphans? What’s with all the violence? Have I ever been attacked by pirates? Why did I kill your favorite character? How much of this history business is actually true?

Here at the end of Part II of The Fiddler’s Gun, I sat down with poet, writer, Rabbit Room staff member, and reader of fine books Shigé Clark to discuss some “behind the scenes”-type stuff. Shigé only recently read the book for the first time and came to the studio full of great questions. It’s a fun discussion. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Stuff We Liked in 2019

By The Rabbit Room

One of our favorite year’s-end traditions is to look back to all the great books, music, films, and television shows that we were fortunate enough to encounter throughout the last twelve months. And as far as well-crafted art and entertainment goes, 2019 was not bad at all. So, without further ado, here is an avalanche of recommendations (plus commentary!) from many of our contributors, recounting all their favorite stuff from 2019. Enjoy, and we hope it leads you to discover a new favorite gem of your own.

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Lifting the Burden: A Review of Choosing Love

By Kelly Keller

In the waning light of most autumn afternoons, you can find my daughter walking a slackline in our backyard. The really uncreative among us call slacklines tightropes, I think—it serves the same basic purpose. The line is drawn tight between two trees and is suspended about two feet above the ground.

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Of Mice and Magic: In Praise of Animal Stories

By Maria Bonvissuto

For the past twenty years or so, Pip Squeak the mouse has held a spell over me.

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A Matter of the Will: An Excerpt from Adorning the Dark

By Andrew Peterson

A few years ago I had lunch with a friend in Chattanooga. His name is Chris Slaten, and he’s an excellent songwriter, performing under the name Son of Laughter. I’m envious of his beard. I asked him how his songwriting was going, and since he’s a schoolteacher I wondered where and when he wrote. Did he have an office? He smiled between bites of tortilla chips and tapped his temple. “I do it up here,” he said.

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Celebrating Release Day: The Light Princess

By The Rabbit Room

With great pleasure, we share today a new Rabbit Room Press reprinting of The Light Princess by George MacDonald. The influence of George MacDonald’s imagination is sweeping and inestimable. His approach to the fairy tale, ever-enchanted by the beauty of the gospel, continues to leave an indelible impact on generations of writers and readers—including us, of course!

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Gobsmacked: An Afterword to The Light Princess

By Andrew Peterson

Years ago I was helping out in a Sunday School class, and the teacher asked the boys and girls what I thought was an unfortunate question.

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